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ICD-10 is better in Texas

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 4, 2015

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Our friends at the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists hold their annual conference next month in San Antonio, Texas. And like everything in Texas, it’s going to be BIG.

And ICD-10 will play a big part in the conference from the start. In fact, one of the three pre-conferences May 17-18 is the ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp. (If you are interested in the Boot Camp, but can’t make the conference, you can attend other live programs across the country or take the Boot Camp online.)
Its focus on ICD-10 documentation improvement continues to the general session on Day 1 (May 19) of the main conference when Donna Smith, RHIA, discusses how ICD-10 will affect APR-DRGs using real-world examples.
Then James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, gets things rolling in the Clinical and Coding track with his session on Coding Clinic. As you probably know, the AHA started answering only ICD-10 related questions in first quarter 2014. We have six issues under our belts and lots of advice to digest before October 1.
HCPro’s own Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN-Ed, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, take a deep dive into documentation deficiencies for ICD-10-PCS later the same day. This session is not for beginners, but promises to be plenty of fun.
Attendees can move into the world of pediatric surgery May 20 as John P. Glatthorn, BSBA, reveals how to leverage your EHR when reviewing and amending operative notes to meet ICD-10-PCS needs. He’ll explore the root operations as they relate to the coder-clinician language barrier in the pediatric space, and how you may not be as far from a PCS code as you might think.
Gwen S. Regenwether, BSN, RN, and Cheree A. Lueck, RN, BSN, will help you pinpoint your vulnerabilities in surgical documentation, organize an educational plan of action for your surgical staff, and collaborate with coding professionals and interdisciplinary team members.
Do you know when a complication is really a complication? Kyra E. Brown, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, will focus on documentation tips to assist in physician, coding, and CDI staff education and promote accurate complication rates now and in ICD-10.
Plus, you’ll also get to meet and chat with more than 1,200 other clinical, coding, and CDI professionals and exchange tips, compare challenges, and come up with ideas to use in your organization.
Join us for a fun and informative time in Texas!

This article originally appeared on HCPro’s ICD-10 Trainer blog.

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